BioShock Infinite Creator Doesn't Want Gamers Focusing On Breasts
Ken Levine, the man behind 2K and Irrational Games' upcoming BioShock Infinite, is a little disappointed with all the internet chatter surrounding the upcoming threequal in the BioShock franchise. Why is he disappointed? Because a lot of that chatter centers around one of the leading character's breasts.
Speaking with the Official Xbox Magazine, Levine stated that...
In terms of her body type, I think certainly people on the Internet have spent way more time thinking about Elizabeth's chest than I have. It's something I've barely thought about."..."It's disappointing when [Elizabeth's appearance] becomes a focus for conversation because that was never my intent and it's sort of a disincentive - I'd much rather talk about what she's going through as a person, but whatever, they have the right to shout out whatever they want,"
In defense of the character design, Levine goes on to explain with a rather long exposition, on some other aspects about Elizabeth that the boobie-hungry gamers might have missed while starring down the 3D thespian's ample cleavage...
"I've spent way more time thinking about her eyes than her chest because eyes show a ton of expression, and you see her at a great distance. AI characters get very, very small, very, very quickly so you need to be able to recognise her silhouette, the shape of her body. Her colour scheme's actually very simple, you know, the sort of two tone colour look - that's all to do with this sort of exaggeration"....
Yeah that's nice and all Levine but there's a simple solution to all of this: If you didn't want gamers, the interweb noobs, the boobie fans and the cleavage calvacade finger-thumping on forum boards and websites about Elizabeth's breasts, why didn't you suggest to the artist to just...I don't know, cover e'm up? It's almost like Bill O'Reilly putting down people who say Rick Perry has a speech impediment problem yet Perry continues to fumble through speeches as if he has a speech impediment problem...I mean, whose fault is that?
Anyways, a lot of people think this is all part of a marketing ploy (and I don't doubt this) just to get some extra attention on the upcoming BioShock. It sure beats paying a PR rep to churn out some snore-worthy screenshots or paying a group to document a video collage of the development process.
BioShock: Infinite is set for release during mid-2012 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Need more info? Feel free to hit up the Official Website where I'm sure you'll find plenty of pictures of Elizabeth's breasts.
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